Ahmad, the current president of Madagascar’s Football Federation has shown Issa Hayatou exit out of CAF presidency after 29 years of service and now he is the newly elected CAF president. The elections took place at the 39th General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ahmad defeat the 71-year old Hayatou 34 votes to 20 to stall the Cameroonian’s eighth term bid that would have made him one of the world’s two longest serving sports administrators.
The 57 year old, who goes by a single name, Ahmad, appeared to be very emotional and has become only the seventh CAF president in the body’s 60-year history.
After being declared as a winner he said that;
“I can’t talk at this time. Only one thing – I thank God, I thank my team. We worked hard but we won. That was the first step. The second step is to develop African football. Some days I thought I would win – today I didn’t (think I would win).”